Jagger and Jones went to the Hyde Tavern after being thrown out of the Lido’s bar for ‘having long hair’.Tony Collier, who was in the Stones’ support group (the Strangers) on the night, says that they were ‘nice guys’ to share a dressing room with.) Not all of the biographies have been written yet so I’ll be adding more soon (ish).PLEASE: if you have any issues with my pen-portraits, differences of opinion or feel that any information is inaccurate; message me and I shall endeavour to correct it.Happy days, Raz :-] This page was originally intended as a chapter in a larger work about the history of music in Basingstoke.Searching the entertainments pages in the archives of the weekly Hants & Berks newspaper, one notices that events at Winchester Lido are advertised every week.
On this page: Winchester Lido, selective history and background Brief biographies of artists on ‘Winchester Lido Gig List’ page (replete with wild speculation that Jeff Hunter might have been Freddie Starr and that Johnny Anger might have been Heinz!
Retrospective interest in events at the Lido was generated by the discovery that The Rolling Stones had played there in December 1963.
A further analysis of the Hants & Berks’ archive reveals that the venue appears to have started advertising R&B-influenced music in the paper in September of 1963 and that its adverts terminate abruptly in November of 1964.
Heath (born in Willesden, North London) duly signed with HMV who (after insisting on a change of name) released Please Don’t Touch in 1959 which charted at number 26.
The following year Kidd hit number one with the classic Shakin’ All Over.